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Best Practices for Project and PMO Reporting: Creating Effective Executive Dashboards

Published: 21 December 2011

ID: G00219141

Analyst(s): Audrey Apfel

Summary

PMO leaders create dashboards to inform and guide activity and decisions, but they are very often challenged with making that happen. Here, we explore best practices for effective dashboards that drive fast action, enable decisions and gain credibility for those who create them.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • Best Practice 1: Tailor the Dashboard to the Audience
  • Best Practice 2: Link Dashboards to Prioritization Decisions
  • Best Practice 3: Lead the Reader to Action
  • Best Practice 4: Provide "Just Enough" Information
  • Best Practice 5: Include Risk Assessment in the Dashboard
  • Summary: Construct the Dashboard From the Perspective of the User, Not the Creator

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